Five days ago a rash of bizarre murders swept the country. Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected....
A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike. A mass of school shootings. Prison riots of unprecedented brutality. Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state.
Four Days Ago the murders increased ten-fold....
Three days ago the President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace....
Two days ago the killers began to mobilize....
Yesterday all the power went out....
Tonight they’re reading the names of those to be killed on the Emergency Broadcast System. You are listening over the battery-powered radio on your kitchen table, and they’ve just read yours. Your name is Jack Colclough. You have a wife, a daughter, and a young son. You live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. People are coming to your house to kill you and your family. You don’t know why, but you don’t have time to think about that any more. You only have time to run!
©2011 Blake Crouch (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I liked this book, didn't love it. The premise is good but how much can one family go through. If you like a lot of hatred based killing then this book is for you. By the end I was glad it was over.
What would happen if one day half of the population decided to become homicidal maniacs? Where would you go? How would you survive? This is the question Blake Crouch asks in Run. The action starts only a few pages in and doesn't stop until the very end.
I will say the mother and son characters both became increasingly annoying as the story went on, all they did was whine and cause Jack more stress...I was secretly starting to hope they might get killed off...I won't spoil your fun of finding out if they do or not!
Blake Crouch almost lost me with Abandon, but he won me back here.
I appreciate the fact that the author kept the family intact, the father was separated but came back into there lives again at just the right time to give us hope & a good ending. I lose interest in a story when I connect with a character and then they die or are left out of the story in some aspect.
The intensity of the action , the sincerity of the emotions conveyed really gave,' RUN' the realism needed to captivated the reader.
. It plays on my fear/fantasy of end of word scenario & made the book memorable. If perfection Is in the details then the author hit the mark!
I wanted to finish the book, just to be satisfied that it was over. The story ended without explaining the critical plot points introduced in the novel. I was left completely unfulfilled.
The narrator has no business reading the female dialogue.
I really enjoyed the three Wayward Pines novels, and found Snowbound to be okay, too.
But keep away from this smelly dung.
Avoid -The Perfect Little Town -too.
Could of been so much better. The reason everyone starts killing doesn't really do it for me. This author has so many better books. I'd read Pines if anyone is interested in his work. Much better.
This book dragged so bad, that by the time I got to the middle, I didn't care what happened. I gave Blake Crouch a shot since he's always grouped in with Jack Kilborn (who I like a lot). The character of the wife and daughter were so annoying and offered nothing to the story. A lot of unnecessary corny moments between the husband and wife that were not needed as well. Anti climatic especially toward the end. I will say that Phil Gigante did a great job as the narrator as usual. If you want a great horror book to keep you on your toes get Afraid or Endurance by Jack Kilborn.
Nobody, the narration is horrible.
The story is fantastic, original, exciting, interesting, I have read it twice before.
Every damn word out of his mouth is excitable, the entire story cannot be on edge, choose your positions, the awful squeaking falsetto of the women's voices makes them, and subsequently, the entire story unbearable. Seriously, the first time I have not finished listening to a book, the Narrator ruined a great story.
He talks too fast, again, every single paragraph cannot be on-edge, it ruins the story.
He CAN NOT do women's voice, screeching, false, terrible women's voices. If they actually spoke like this jack would have shot his daughter and wife and walked off with his boy.
Yes, the story is wonderful. I can listen to books while I work, so I wanted to listen to the story again, I could not get more than 30 min. into the story, I was actually yelling to shut up to the story and fast forwarding so I didn't have to listen to the annoying screeching.
Fire the reader.
This book was fast-paced and I really liked the dystopian aspect with the family interaction. I kept comparing it in my mind to Hater, but I liked Hater a little better because of the twist at the end. I would have liked it a little more if there was more explanation about the lights, as to why they occurred and why not everyone was similarly affected. I also think that the ending could have been done a bit better, as it felt abrupt.
I listened to this on audio, which is a good choice. The narrator does a really good job, particularly with the main character's voice.
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